Test Overview
Test Methodology

Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC)

Test Usage

To determine the susceptibility or resistance of species of nocardiae and other aerobic actinomycetes to antimicrobial agents. Antimicrobials included are amikacin, cefepime, cefotaxime, ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, imipenim, minocycline, sulfamethoxazole, and tobramycin.

Reference Range *

Results reported in mcg/ml. The MIC is the minimum concentration required to inhibit the organism.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Varies; test performed 1-2 times per week
Analytic Time

13 - 30 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR
Synonyms
  • Susceptibility Testing, Nocardia species
  • Nocardia, Antibiotic Susceptibility
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo MMLNS (82019)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Test performed on isolated organism in pure culture. Send infecting mold on Sabouraud dextrose agar slant; agar plates are not acceptable. Place sealed agar slant inside clear, liquid tight SAF-T-PAK bag and seal tape liner. Place sealed bag and requisition inside white biohazard SAF-T-PAK envelope and seal. Transport at room temperature.

Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
87186
Fee Code
AA590
Reflex CPT
87186
Reflex Fee Code
AA591
Resources